John Kratz Retirement

Welcome to the John Kratz "Virtual Roast" event page. The event took place on December 17, 2020 and this is the page for you to contribute to the newly announced "John Kratz Sales Scholarship," watch a video of the event, read what has been said about John and even write your own story about John Kratz. Use the navigation links on the top right.

More about the JK Sales Scholarship

This scholarship is created in honor of John Kratz and his 23 years of service at UMD and the Labovitz School of Business and Economics. It will be awarded to a student with a declared major in Professional Sales, and is able to demonstrate the values of diversity, inclusion, and access. When possible, preference will be given to students who will enhance the diversity of the student body as described by the University. The goal is to establish an endowed fund.

Thank you for supporting the University of Minnesota and

the ongoing pursuit of grooming the next set of sales professionals

About John Kratz

Adult Learning Facilitator, Sales Career Launcher, Storyseeker

John's #1 mantra - "We’re ALL in sales. That is, we're all in the influence game."

Over the course of his career with UMD, John has shown his true passion for teaching, his compassion for his students (present & past) as well as his dedication to his students' futures. His power of story-telling and real-world expertise stands the test of time!